A dedicated team of coffee professionals, including Skip Finley of Dalla Corte North America, have been working around the clock for the past few months to develop the first step in the United States having an official entry into the World Latte Art Championship! Really, with the amazing show American baristas have … Read more →
Coffee Fest’s Latte Art Competitions are some of the most fun games around—they’re pretty friendly, low stress, and the prize money is BIG TIME! Check out the bracket below to see who will be playing for the grand prize of $2000 at Coffee Fest New York, March 8–10!
Last night I had the opportunity to attend the launch party for Hanna Neuschwander’s new book Left Coast Roast by Timber Press here in Portland. The event was held at a bar named Spirit of 77, and if you spent any time in Portland for this year’s SCAA Event, you … Read more →
Check out the sizzling hot roster of latte artists set to take over the sky bridge of the Washington State Convention Center during Coffee Fest Seattle, September 21-23!
The first time I heard of the Collaborator, it was called a Sno-Plow Cream Stout. It was a winning home-brew recipe that was then produced and sold in a limited edition by Widmer Brothers Brewing here in Portland. It’s a project now that’s been going on since 1998, with a … Read more →
I had the opportunity to attend a new event last night hosted by Bellissimo at the American Barista and Coffee School. Called “A Taste of…” the evening brought together a few craftspeople from the Portland area to sample each others work and wares. Marcus Young of Batdorf and Bronson Coffee … Read more →
Hi folks! Hope everyone’s enjoyed a quiet few weeks since the big SCAA conference in Portland—not to mention the United States Barista Championship, where this girl took the crown: I don’t know about you, but it took me a while to recover from the excitement, the show, the barista competition, … Read more →
So I just tweeted yet another news story about the “newly” discovered health benefits of coffee. This one is from the Seattle Times and is a report declaring that drinking coffee will help you live longer. You can read the story here. This comes on the heels of numerous other … Read more →
Cuvée Coffee in Austin, Texas is featured in a new series promoting entrepreneurs in their local region. It’s a good story, and helps explain how specialty coffee retailers and roasters get started and succeed. It also includes a cool video featuring Mike and Rashelle McKim. Watch it here: [youtube jXbplBuulcM]
I just downloaded my ipad edition of this week’s New Yorker. Actually I did it as soon as I got my reminder email that the iPad version was available. Why? Well because of this: Kelefa Sanneh on the coffee revolution, with a slide show of scenes from Aida Batlle’s Salvadoran … Read more →